How to Archive Folders on a Kindle - MakeSureHow
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The Amazon Kindle e-book reader offers a convenient way to access your favorite novels, magazines, newspapers and documents without having to carry the heavy and bulky print versions around with you. The Kindle allows you to download thousands of e-books, but these files can soon become disorganized as you continue to add items to the device. An effective way to bring order to your Kindle's files is to group content into categories -- known as collections -- which appear as archived folders when viewed from another device. Organizing your Kindle content into collections reduces clutter on the home screen and speeds up the transfer of collections from another Kindle device when you want to import content.

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    Create a Kindle Collection: Push the "Menu" button under the Kindle screen to launch the home screen menu.
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    Click "Create a New Collection" from the on-screen menu options list.
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    Enter a name for the new collection into the input box using the Kindle keypad.
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    Click the "Save" option using the directional arrows and center button on the five-way controller under the Kindle screen.
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    Add and Remove Items from a Kindle Collection: Highlight the collection name on the Kindle's home screen.
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    Press the right-arrow button on the five-way controller to display the collection options list.
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    Click "Add/Remove Items." The Kindle displays a check mark beside titles stored in the collection.
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    Highlight an item that you want to add or remove. Click to clear the check box next to titles that you want to remove, or click to enable the check box next to titles that you want to add to the collection.
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    Click "Done" to implement the changes.
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    Rename a Kindle Collection: Highlight the collection name on the Kindle's home screen.
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    Press the right-arrow button on the five-way controller to display the collection options list.
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    Click "Rename Collection" in the menu options list.
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    Highlight and delete the existing collection name in the input box. Type a new name for the collection in the box.
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    Click "Save" to store the new name.
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    Import Collections From Another Kindle: Press the "Menu" button under the Kindle's screen.
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    Select "Archived Items" from the on-screen menu options list to open the Archived Items page.
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    Click the "Add Other Device Collections" option.
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    Click to select the collection that you want to import.
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    Select "OK" to confirm the transfer.

EditTips

  • Amazon stores each Kindle user's e-book collections on its own servers, which provides a backup facility for purchased titles and helps smooth the transfer process when importing collections from one device to another. You can archive individual titles in more than one collection. All items remain in collections on your Kindle until you remove them.

EditWarnings

  • Amazon's servers won't store personal documents that you transfer to your Kindle. To keep a copy of personal items, save them to your personal computer or another storage device before deleting them from your Kindle.

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